No. 53 GW Men's Tennis Downs Fordham, 5-1, in A-10 Opener
Colonials Win Third Straight Match
April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 53 George Washington men's tennis team won its third straight match and opened Atlantic 10 action with a 5-1 win over Fordham on Friday at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus
Competing in their first of three matches this weekend, the Colonials (11-5, 1-0 A-10) opened the contest with singles play and rolled to a 5-1 decision over the Rams (4-11, 1-1 A-10). Doubles matches were not played.
Junior Francisco Dias posted his fifth straight singles victory with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Matty Najfeld at the No. 1 spot. In second-flight action, senior Nikita Fomin defeated Alastair Barnes, 6-4, 6-4, and sophomore Danil Zelenkov extended his unbeaten streak to 11 matches with a 6-2, 6-2, decision over Kuba Kowalski at No. 3.
Senior Viktor Svensson topped J.J. Tauil, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 4 spot and rookie Julius Tverijonas downed Michael Puntillo by scores of 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 5 match. Senior Ulrik Thomsen fell in three sets at the No. 6 spot, 1-6, 6-2, 1-6, to Mischa Koran.
GW returns home on Saturday when the squad welcomes Richmond for a 12 p.m. match.
#53 George Washington 5, Fordham 1
No. 1 - Francisco Dias (GW) def. Matty Najfeld (FU) - 6-3, 7-6 (2)
No. 2 - Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Alastair Barnes (FU) - 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 - Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Kuba Kowalski (FU) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 - Viktor Svensson (GW) def. J.J. Tauil (FU) - 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 - Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Michael Puntillo (FU) - 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Mischa Koran (FU) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) - 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
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